The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization, founded by Members of Congress in 2003. CHLI is founded in order to promote a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests, and view of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. Of the works to promote alternative approaches to challenges faced by more than 40 million Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent living in the United States. Through education partnerships and events, CHLI provides opportunities for discussion and exploration of strategic solutions for community challenges that in turn, benefit the nation as a whole.
Established in November 2003, CHLI is a registered 501(c)-3 non-profit organization and is commonly recognized as an alternative organization to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, which was established more than 30 years ago.